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New NAU coach Haar sees gig as ‘opportunity of a lifetime’

October 22nd, 2019

Ryan Haar is the new head coach of Northern Arizona University’s ACHA Division III team, but he’s hardly new to the program. A 2017 graduate of NAU and former player for the IceJacks, Haar said once he realized his NHL dreams were dashed, coaching was the next best thing. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “I have…

West Coast Hockey Conference continuing to trend upward

October 16th, 2019

As it enters its 10th season of existence, there’s no doubt that the West Coast Hockey Conference is thriving. Perhaps the biggest indicator of the conference’s success is that it keeps growing – the WCHC will expand to 10 teams this season when it welcomes UC Irvine and Cal State Bakersfield to the fold. The…

IceJacks’ D-II team opens new season with new faces, optimism

September 24th, 2019

College hockey continues to grow in Flagstaff. The Northern Arizona University ACHA program, which fields teams at the Division II and Division III levels, has been gaining steam – and substantial interest from players – over the past few years. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE That was clearly evident as the IceJacks held tryouts at the…

Paradise Valley native Roswell enjoying NCAA D-I career at Bentley

September 4th, 2019

The name certainly gives pause when you see it. Really, who would want to leave a place called Paradise Valley? That is the suburb of Phoenix from which Ethan Roswell hails, and while he loves his hometown, he also has a soft spot for New England winters. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “I actually love the…

Sun Devils capture Fu Xing tournament championship in China

August 19th, 2019

Arizona State made history once again on Aug. 7, winning the Fu Xing Cup for their first international tournament championship and adding another trophy to their case. Junior forward, 2018-19 NCAA leading goal scorer and Phoenix native Johnny Walker netted a natural hat trick for seven goals in five games while graduate transfer goaltender Max…

Glendale native Mobley named new assistant coach at Holy Cross

August 18th, 2019

Not only are Arizona natives excelling on the ice in the college ranks, but they are also making waves behind the bench. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE Holy Cross announced earlier this summer that Glendale native and former Phoenix Polar Bears standout Max Mobley has been hired as a new assistant coach for the NCAA Division…

ASU to play games in China this summer, will make NCAA history

June 24th, 2019

Arizona State will travel to China in July, becoming the first-ever NCAA hockey program to visit the country. The Sun Devils will play several games, experience Chinese culture and landmarks, visit the American Embassy and ASU alumni in Beijing, and trek to Shanghai over the course of two weeks. READ OUR LATEST ISSUE “Our goal…

Kiraly family brings home pair of NCAA national titles

May 1st, 2019

One might be surprised to learn that there is no sibling rivalry between Danny and Hannah Kiraly. The Glendale natives, who grew up playing hockey with programs in Peoria and Arcadia, were each members of their respective colleges’ Division III national championship teams this season – a remarkable feat and one that found them rooting…

IceJacks program gives credit where credit is due for ’18-19 season

April 23rd, 2019

As the season has come to a close, we would like to thank all the wonderful people and organizations who help make all this possible. The student-athletes work tirelessly to compete at the highest level all while focusing on their schooling. The support of our parents, the loyal fans, and the community of Flagstaff is…

Sun Devils ‘going to be back’ in NCAA Tournament after solid ’18-19 run

April 22nd, 2019

Arizona State University has only been an NCAA Division I team for four seasons but qualifying for the NCAA Tournament this year as an independent team was amazing. And while the Sun Devils came up short, losing 2-1 to Quinnipiac University in the Midwest Regional on March 30 in Allentown, Pa., ASU coach Greg Powers…